In addition to photos circulating Twitter, politicians and citizens alike are voicing their concerns and reasons why we can not allow the Affordable Care Act to be repealed when Donald Trump takes office in less than a week. He also said he meant to negotiate drug prices with Medicaid and Medicare providers, putting him at odds with most Republicans on the issue.
"What we are saying to the Republicans is if you want to improve the Affordable Care Act, let's work together", said Sen.
Several people were voicing their displeasure that Congress has moved to repeal the law without an alternative plan in place, while others were concerned with affordable birth control to help prevent unplanned pregnancy.
The comments came in a telephone interview with the Washington Post, in which Trump gave few details about what his plan would actually entail. "So if they get rid of that mandate, which I think they probably will, it's like anything else once you have something you get used to it", said Fackler.
U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., who is also the Chair of the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, said his party is not going down without a fight when it comes to getting rid of health benefits now in place. It will be in a much simplified form. But he did say it would be "much less expensive" and would involve "much lower deductibles".
Offering no actual insight into how it would be accomplished, Trump says his plan to replace the nation's health care law will include "insurance for everybody".
Trump also said that he does not intend to cut Medicare, which was echoed by Reince Priebus - the new administration's chief of staff - on Sunday.
Up to now, Trump has not offered many specifics about health insurance reform except for some of the slogans in the Washington Post interview. But he reiterated the principles driving Trump's plan, which the president-elect said this weekend is "down to the final strokes".
"It's not going to be their [ACA] plan", he said. But they'll be beautifully covered.
"I have to keep an open-mind and I'm willing to look at whatever plan they put forward", says Kildee, "but the plan that they describe is a little bit hard to comprehend". "What I do want is to be able to take care of people", he added.
Americans will also receive tax credits for health savings accounts so that they can buy healthcare, he said.